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Breaking down my favourite Rihanna looks through the lens of expressionism

Whether you’re a fashion connoisseur or not, most of us are aware of Rihanna’s most iconic photoshoots and red-carpet looks. She is a fashion icon, after all.Continue...

How to take a good spicy pic

My first time sending a nude was in eighth grade. I was wearing a bright pink Nike full coverage sports bra. I held up my iPad and took a Snapchat of myself making a duck face. I sent scandalous pictures far before I understood the risk factors, knew what I wanted to send, or how to communicate and ask for what I wanted to receive in return.Continue...

Student housing horror stories

When the first drops of water hit my bed, I was getting ready to leave for work. The sound of my housemate’s showering upstairs wasn’t the thrum of white noise it usually was. I squinted at my ceiling, and watched a drop of water fall onto my duvet.Continue...

In an industry gatekept by nepotism and whiteness, I have to seek my own creative catharsis

No matter where I go, I see media reflecting a society that centers on whiteness, no matter how “inclusive” they claim to be.Continue...

The best niche date spots in Kingston

There’s nothing worse than running into your fellow tutorial members while you navigate a brutal Hinge date. While bars like Ale House are the perfect breeding ground for running into friends and meeting new people, they’re not the ideal place to go on a date.Continue...

What I’ve learned from this online exam season

Last year, with the vaccine roll-out in its early stages and Ontario slipping in and out of lockdown, I was prepared long in advance for online exams. This past December, however, the sudden transition from in-person exams to an online exam season was anxiety-inducing.Continue...

‘'Euphoria’ continues to push stylistic and sexual boundaries in season two

In Euphoria , sex, violence, and drugs blur together in every intensely theatrical episode. The HBO series is pornographic and traumatizing, woven together by show creator Sam Levinson’s beautiful aestheticism.Continue...

Work from home staples to invest in

Online school makes me contemplate becoming a self-made hermit—but I’ve genuinely come to enjoy the small things that keep my routine exciting.Continue...

Trying to lose my virginity shattered my views on sex

The night I lost my virginity, things didn’t go the way I’d planned.

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‘Don’t Look Up’ is all message, no movie

Deservedly or not, Don’t Look Up has earned a significant place in contemporary pop culture.Continue...

The Weeknd lets us escape in ‘Dawn FM’

The cover of The Weeknd’s newly released album, Dawn FM , provides the first hint about the themes within. The singer's appearance resembles how most of us feel after going on three years of a global pandemic—tired and aged.

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Cryptocurrency for beginners

Everywhere, people seem to be talking about cryptocurrency.Continue...

Don’t ask me to name five songs—it’s just a t-shirt

I’ll never forget my first band t-shirt. I was an awkward thirteen-year-old in seventh grade wearing an extra-large Led Zeppelin shirt from Aeropostale paired with a pair of jeggings and low-rise Converse.Continue...

'West Side Story' rights some wrongs, but not nearly enough

Back in 2017, I ran down the stairs excited to tell my parents a West Side Story remake had been announced. My dad, who exclusively watched Bangladeshi soap operas and American true crime, had no idea what I was talking about.Continue...

Restructuring my relationship with food

The way I look was one of the only sources of control I had over my life.Continue...

Remembering Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

I used to go to this day camp in the summer. It had a tube slide, but I never slid down—I climbed up. I would climb and climb, pretending I was Spider-Man. When my mom came and picked me up at the end of each day, I told her I was Spider-Man and I believed it was true.Continue...

Casual Instagram is back—and it’s a breath of fresh air

I’ve grown accustomed to the performativity of Instagram.Continue...

Is it really a new year, new me?

For as long as I can remember, during the week leading up to New Year’s Eve, I’ve written in my journal with renewed fervor.Continue...

Ranking places I’ve cried on Queen’s campus

For the past few weeks, I’ve felt the existential dread of graduation creeping up my spine.Continue...

Parting with my roots is more difficult than I expected

In April of 2019, I moved back to Prince Edward County for the final time.Continue...

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